We believe that a school uniform is in the best interest of all pupils. Berkswich parents have always supported the wearing of a uniform, sharing our conviction that it gives a sense of pride and belonging. We aim to encourage children to take a pride in their appearance and actively encourage and appreciate your support in this matter.
Ordering School Uniforms
School uniform orders are sent out each term for parents to order from. A small quantity of stock including school ties and book bags are held in school and can be purchased if available at any time.
Berkswich School Uniform
Our colour scheme is bottle green for cardigans and jumpers and grey for skirts or trousers. A sensible style of black shoe (no small or high heels) should be worn. Socks may be white, grey, green or black. A school tie is worn at all times; there are elasticated versions for younger pupils. We request that a small bag, such as a small rucksack, is used to ensure that there is space for everyone's kit on the corridor and classroom coat pegs. A traditional, drawstring pump bag is recommended to keep PE kit in.
Changes During the Year
During the Autumn and Spring terms, we have a preference for shirts with an appropriate collar to accomodate a tie. During the Summer term, short sleeved shirts and grey shorts or checked green and white school uniform dresses are acceptable.
In the interest of personal hygiene and for safety reasons, it is essential that children change for PE lessons. The basic kit is: bottle green shorts, a bottle green shirt and KS2 (Y3-Y6) wear a bottle green hoodie. These are available through the school office.
For outdoor activities, older children will require training shoes/football boots and tracksuit bottoms (plain, dark ones, without writing on them).
Some children will swim during the year and will need a one-piece costume/trunks (shorts are not allowed) and a swimming cap for girls and boys with long hair). Parental permission must be given for the use of goggles.
The wearing of jewellery in school is not allowed for health and safety reasons. Children who have pierced ears should only wear unobtrusive studs to school and should be able to remove them themselves for PE lessons. If they cannot do this, then they must not wear them to school on PE days or they will be unable to participate in this lesson. Since PE is a legal requirement, all children should be able to take part. Please bear this in mind if your child is intending to have their ears pierced and try to arrange this at the beginning of the Summer holidays when they can be left in for a sustained period of time.